The best position needs to be the clearest possible (and up-to-date). We have chosen some good examples to inspire you when creating yours!
Travelers are surfing through around 3000 positions in our platform, so, having a clean and straight to the point title helps them to understand the kind of experience you offer. Also, the cover photo must be chosen wisely: Pura Vida, seen above, have a fun and party environment, so the worldpacker who sees this position will already get the vibes of the place. Just make sure those details match the description of the position! :)
At Balmers Hostel, the photographers don’t have to worry about the hours of collaboration: the host asks for 24h weekly and offers 3 day offs to the travelers. It’s important to remember not all positions will be fully operational and the ones related to video making and photography, for example, can be more dynamic. Think of the tasks the traveler will have to do and choose the amount of hours that suit those chores the most.
NGOs and social projects:
Some hosts, like Minga House, have a variety of positions that might not relate to the skills we have preset at our platform. It’s nice to add those differences at the position description, letting the traveler know that the skills chosen do not summarize the whole activity to be done.
Do you have a complete program the volunteers need to know of? We have a special section just for that. CVTD, one of our oldest partner NGOs, uses the “program details”, “activities & shift” and “rules” sections of our position templates to explain their programmes, but also send a summary of those in the 1st message exchanged with the volunteer. In that way, you make sure the traveler understands everything your experience is about :) This is a good alternative for those who charge extra fees for the project, too.
Above all, to know if your position is well-done, think with the eyes of a traveler and ask yourself what would a traveler want to know to consider applying to your position!